Ever wonder which items your favorite designers, tastemakers and folks about town just canât live without? We definitely do! To sate our curiosity, weâre asking a different person to share a few of their favorite things each week. This week, At Home in Arkansas guest blogger, DIY maven and Live the Home Life blogger, Cara Wilkerson, is sharing her must-have items:
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Hand tools
DIYers at every skill level count on the tool belt trifecta: a tapemeasurer, hammer & screwdriver. Whether hanging a framed photo on the wall or building a coffee table from scratch, these three amigos are always in on the act.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Thank You Notes
Taking a few minutes to jot down why I appreciate the people in my life not only sends a little extra love into the universe but also helps remind my all-too-often digital fingers how to cross my tâs and dot my iâs. I donât have one set stop for thank you cards, but these little birdie notes from Paper Source sure are precious.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Spray paint
Iâve revamped more tables, lamps, mailboxes and accessories than I can count with a quick spritz, including this handsome little thrift store owl. A coat of white spray paint brought him back to prime perching condition in no time.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Â White dinnerware
Early in my 20s, I began stockpiling white ceramic dinnerware. Starting out with the basics from Pottery Barn and mixing in a variety of different bowls, platters and vases from a number of different stores over the years has helped me pull together a clean white palette to accent with fun pops of color and seasonal pieces.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Weekly planner
I rely on my handwritten planner from sunup to well after sundown. Everything from work appointments to DIY projects to dinner with friends is nestled into my daily agenda.